World Aids Day – getting to zero‏, Antonella Villani

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Women and HIV/AIDS (Infographic)

HIV/AIDS has claimed 30+ million lives since discovery. Its impact on society can be seen worldwide through the illness itself, discrimination, and even economically. Learn how this disease affects the lives of women around the world. Human immunodeficiency virus infection / acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is a disease of the human immune system caused by infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). During the initial infection, a person may experience a brief period … [Read more...]

Cervical Health Awareness Month

JANUARY IS CERVICAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH What is Cervical Health Awareness Month? The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month.  During January, you may wish to highlight issues related to cervical cancer, HPV disease and the importance of early detection. Some of the issues you may wish to highlight are personal stories of women and family members/caregivers battling issues related to their persistent HPV/precancer and/or cervical cancer. You may … [Read more...]

“Telling Stories to Fight STIs and HIV/AIDS,” Social Marketing Quarterly

Heard any good stories about HIV or STIs lately? Told any? What makes a good story?   Dr. William Smith at "Telling Stories to Fight STIs and HIV/AIDS"     Dr. William Smith, Editor of Social Marketing Quarterly, asked about 20 invited participants at a May 18, 2012 workshop, “Telling Stories to Fight STIs and HIV/AIDS,” to consider the elements of a good story and then use them to create one. Sponsored by the AIDS Institute of the New York State Department of … [Read more...]

Top 30 medicines to save mothers and children

     WHO's first ever list of priority medicines for maternal and child health recommends to countries which medicines are most important for saving lives. Access to appropriate medicines is vital to  achieving global health goals1.     More than eight million children under the age of five still die every year from causes such as pneumonia, diarrhoea and malaria. An estimated 1 000 women die every day due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth. Almost all of these deaths occur in … [Read more...]

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